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March 26, 2018

A solution to a sea of yellow highlights

Many students have a hard time identifying the most important information in a particular text. So when it comes to...

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March 19, 2018

“Failing to plan is planning to fail.”

"Failing to plan is planning to fail." - John Wooden, legendary UCLA men's basketball coach On Friday night, the University...

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March 12, 2018

Memory is not a homework tracker

No matter how strong your child’s memory is, she should not rely on her memory alone to track and manage...

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March 5, 2018

Flip the script

It’s often hard to get children to finish tasks like homework or chores. Sometimes, students can’t see the benefit of...

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February 26, 2018

Dictionaries, Siri and Alexa

Many times, students can infer the meaning of a difficult word by using the text around it as a clue....

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February 19, 2018

Solutions start with education

In honor of President's Day: "Think about every problem, every challenge we face. The solution to each starts with education."...

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February 12, 2018

Acknowledge small successes

On the path toward achieving big goals, it's important to acknowledge your child's small successes along the way. Your child...

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February 5, 2018

Play to Win

It's not easy to make it to the Super Bowl. It takes a lot of preparation, practice and hard work...

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January 29, 2018

Two questions about mistakes

Mistakes open pathways to learning. To help your child acknowledge mistakes as an opportunity to learn and do better rather...

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January 22, 2018

Start together

If getting started on homework is a consistent challenge for your child, try this two-step solution: Start the work with him.    Then,...

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January 15, 2018

Words matter

Words matter. What a student hears from a parent or a teacher impacts their sense of self, for good or...

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January 8, 2018

Start small, start now

Getting started is easier said than done for many students. Sometimes a solution is as simple as shifting one's mindset....

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